Literal Mom of the Day Feature

Be patient, you are gaining wisdom. 


I love this quote for our second Literal Mom of the Day this summer, Shell at Things I Can't Say. 

Things I Can't Say

 I admire Shell for many things, really.  She's So.  Darned.  Nice.  If you comment, she'll comment back.  If you tweet her, she'll tweet back.  She does a couple of features on her blog that totally showcase others besides herself – Pour Your Heart Out on Wednesdays and Blog Friend Feature on Fridays.  She has been sooooo nice to me as I've gotten back into the blogging saddle these last 2.5 months.   She has a great post on advice for twitter also, which is a constant source of learning for me.

But that's just the blogging part of her.  She is a true Literal Mom.  She's funny, she makes you feel like you're part of her life, some of her posts literally bleed with her love of her children.  It's one of the things that makes her so likable – how much emotion she shares about her children. 

She just posted yesterday how overwhelmed she's feeling right now.  I understand that feeling so well some days, but it's so hard to take off the "I've got it under control" face and I admire her so much for doing so with her readers.  I'm sure it was hard for her, honesty over how hard it is to be a parent some days (or weeks, or even months).  THAT'S one of the main components of The Literal Mom – honesty.  And Shell is that 100%. 

Frankly, I'm sure many of you already know about her – she's that good.  But.  Just in case you haven't met her, head over now.  Check her out.  Read some of her posts about her kids.   Look at her favorites page.  Follow her.  You will love her and agree that she's a Literal Mom too. 

Would you like to be a Literal Mom of the Day this summer?  Become a subscriber and tell me with a comment.  I've given you 4 easy options to subscribe in the sidebars – RSS, Google Friend Connect, email subscriptions and Typepad subscriptions.  It's that simple.  I love this project and showcasing all of the Literal Moms out there and can't wait to share next week's Mom (parent). 


  1. Great choice, LOVE Shell!!

  2. I truly truly Love Shell, she is such a model of what kind of blogger and mom I want to be. She always says the right things and is helpful in so many ways, plus she’s beautiful, funny and a really good friend.
    I’m always so glad I found her blog last year.
    thanks for featuring her and it was NICE to meet you. I’m subscribing to you over email. Can’t wait to read more of you.

  3. I love Shell’s blog shes so honest and real and her posts definitely make me realize Im not alone in some of the things i feel

  4. Shell is amazing. She is one of my favorite bloggy friends for exactly all the reasons you describe above. She is truly genuine in all she does which is why I find myself going back to her blog time and time again.
    I like your blog alot. I was just going through a few of the posts. The concept of the Literal Mom speaks to me since I wholeheartedly believe in being honest about motherhood and all its aspects. I subscribed to you via Google.

  5. Yes Shell’s blog is one of my favorite to read. She really is so kind and so real. Good pick.

  6. I love Shell! She was one of my first supporters in the blogging world! And I love the concept of the Literal Mom … I’m a new subscriber!

  7. Shell is great to know in the blogging world.

  8. I love my Shell…she is absolutely the best! ๐Ÿ™‚ I call her my little sister! She truly cares about each one of her followers (and there are many).
    Thanks for featuring her! ๐Ÿ™‚ I am your newest follower too! ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Thursday!

  9. Shell is a great pick! She’s one of my favorite bloggers and I’ve admired her style and graciousness since I first started blogging ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Shell is awesome and a wonderful blogging friend. Great feature!!

  11. I love reading Shell’s blog! She is a wonderful pick for today!

  12. Yes Shell is a great blogger friend! ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Shell is an awesome blog friend. I am so glad to have found her blog so long ago.

  14. I love Shell, too. She’s a great blogger and I always enjoy reading her blog and following her tweets.

  15. Shell is an amazing friend to have! Such a great choice!

  16. I’m loving all of this love for Shell! And thank you to all of you for the visits and new follows!

  17. Thanks so much for featuring me! And to everyone who came over and visited!

  18. Shell is the best! I don’t know how she make the time to build these friendships, but she is the first real blog friend I felt I had. She’s amazing! Great choice. ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Great post featuring a great person!

  20. I love Shell!! I agree, she is such a huge help to new bloggers (like myself). I have learned some really great tips from her.

  21. I love Shell so much. She is amazing!!

  22. I love Shell, too! She is so honest and real.

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